By Brian Belko via wideopenspaces.com
If you don’t already play guitar, you will want to after you watch this time lapse video of an AK-47 guitar being made. This awesome guitar was designed and built by designer Jimmy DiResta for the musician Wyclef Jean.After all is said and done, the AK-47 guitar looks remarkably similar to the weapon that inspired the design . . .
The gold paint job and working whammy bar trigger really push this AK-47 guitar from pretty cool to absolutely badass. Watching such a skilled designer turn an ordinary guitar into such a unique piece of art is truly remarkable.
Makes you want to go build something, doesn’t it?
So wrong. On so many levels.
…got that right.
I thought, at first he was going to cannibalize the rifle. Glad it din’t go that way.
What kind of groups is he getting now?
(Running like Hell…)
Shouldn’t that be “Groupies”?
I was hoping for a guitar that could shoot. This was just a butchering of a perfectly good guitar and a lot of wasted man hours. I’m sure some trendy somewhere in tight jeans thinks this is cool.
Man hours that could have been better spent commenting on blogs.
Now he needs to play some Jimi Hendrix “machine gun”
Or ACDC ” Gone Shootin”
Wasn’t this already a Ted Nugent album cover?
That was only a painting. No real guitar used.
That was AWE-SOME. At first I thought to make the switch the trigger but the whammy is WAY BETTER. I’m floored.
I think I’ll stick with Telecasters.
Evolution of the “axe” .
A very interesting build, but not really my cup of tea. Rob Allen (blog.roballen.com) came up with something a bit more classic: http://www.virgilguitar.com/gallery/guitars/020-la-pistola/#tab-2
Oh, yay — inlay. Big whoop.
Now, if he’d built a concealed-carry compartment into the guitar, I’d be impressed.
Bandsaws terrify me.
We should ban them, for the children.
I’m disappointed it isn’t a working gun. It would give a whole new meaning to saying, “Knock ’em dead!” as a performer goes on stage.
Awesome, however the gold paint spoiled everything IMHO.
Black true CCCP instead of gangsta gold would have been waaaaay better.